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Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 6 (Natsume's Book of Friends #6)

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Takashi rescues a young boy named Kai from an abandoned house, where he had been locked in a box. But this isn't just a case of bullying gone too far. Kai has been complaining about being chased by ghosts. Does he see yokai too, or is there something darker going on?
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by VIZ Media LLC (first published July 5th 2008)
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Aug 26, 2012 Miriam rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic
One long and several short stories structured around the theme of loneliness.

In the series' first three-episode arc, Natsume encounters his most powerful yokai yet. Appearing again are Taki, the girl who can't see yokai herself but knows about them, and Mr Natori the actor/exorcist.

Two of the shorter stories also have returning characters -- the bullied orphan fox spirit (so sweet! I wish he would get a better deal) and Reiko herself.

For some reason the collection ends with a completely unrel
Apr 04, 2011 Mely marked it as read-seq-art
Shelves: manga, shojo
The series shifts to something less episodic and more arc-based. I'm neutral to positive on this; I like the series' steady emotional continuity and subtle change, and am happy we're apparently going to see more of it, but I also enjoyed the miniature grace of the individual episodes. It's a big plus not to have to reread the origin story of the Book of Friends in every single chapter, though.

So, we have a three-chapter arc about Natsume's encounter with a young boy who sees spirits and a confli
A.K. Skelding
Nov 20, 2016 A.K. Skelding rated it really liked it
Last volume introduced the first multi-part Natsume story; in this one, the whole main part of the book follows one story line! I like serialized stories.

This volume also has a short story, "The Corner of the Schoolhouse." Bit awkward. High school girl with crush on teacher. Not my cup of tea.
Sarah Maddaford
The chapters in this one are largely more episodes, but we do see more of Natori and Taki. Natsume is forced to decide whether to protect humans or youkai. He is also subjected to youkai who trick humans because of loneliness and a desire to be a part of the world into which he himself is trying to enter.
The manga includes some violence including evidence of bullying, fights between youkai, Natsume and Nyanko-sensei, but the worst results seem to be cuts, bruises and talk about eating people (ve
Jun 09, 2015 Rowan rated it it was amazing
The entire Kai arc broke my heart. I am fucking serious. I, like our characters are fooled by Kai disguising himself as a human. And then Natsume has to make a choice between Kai or Natori and throughout the entire read, I keep thinking to myself "Why can't there be a compromise?".

Fox child is super adorable and I like how he is drawn when he is running. :)

I am still laughing at how Hinoe met Reiko. Nyanko sensei is right. What did Hinoe see in Natsume's grandma? The events itself is not that e
Apr 02, 2011 Estara rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series
I really liked the three part story about Natsume's dilemma of standing beside his human AND yokai friends and I loved seeing the little fox again, but I didn't like that we did not get a resolution of the situation between Natsume and Kai.

The short story with Reika was fun but a bit of a tease (if I can read about her, give me more of her story, please), and for a teacher-and-student love story, that bonus story is quite powerful - and quite squicky from my perspective as a teacher (probably be
Sep 09, 2013 Lissibith rated it liked it
I'm torn on this volume. On the one hand, I think this is the first time when the conflict between his yokai friends and his human friends has been thrown into sharp relief. People have said he'd have to decide, but in this issue, we finally see it being a major point. More Taki and Natori is welcome as always. :)
Jun 29, 2016 Mariah rated it it was amazing
There was a really touching short story at the end about a girl and her love for her teacher. In real life I might find it a touch creepy but when I read it in a manga I just "aww." Kai was rather sweet and I truly hope we get to see more of him in the future.
Jan 24, 2015 Sophie rated it it was amazing
I really liked the longer story about Natsume, Natori and Kai, and I would love to have more stories about the litle fox because he is seriously adorable. The short story about the girl and the reacher wasn't bad, but it also didn't really do anything for me.
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Yuki Midorikawa (緑川ゆき, Midorikawa Yuki) is a Japanese mangaka (manga artist). Midorikawa is best known for drawing the manga series Natsume Yujin-cho ("Natsume's Book of Friends").

Yuki Midorikawa started writing manga when she was an elementary school girl. When she was a junior high school student, she sent her manga for the first time to "Hana to Yume", a semi-monthly Japanese shōjo manga magaz
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